Firstly, let me say that the idea for this project is not mine. It was inspired by a guide posted on the battle.net barbarian forums by the8thark. Right, so what is this build about? well, it's a cookie mould breaker, a character who does not use any critical hit or damage from items or skills. It's a new idea which I think will be viable in v1.07 with the planned changes to Ruby effects when socketed into weapons and the new Archon craftable items. Instead of the normal godly item wannabe's, the critless builds "trifecta" items are Primary stat, Average damage and IAS. The original guide written by the8ark was comprehensive, but didn't go far enough into boosting the builds DPS. The OP's character the guide is based on has only 35k dps. But old asmo was inspired by the guide and knowing what is coming with v1.07, I punched some numbers into an online calculator and figured that 100k dps and more was very achievable from items that most people do not want. So, for this barbarian, I plan to go with a big nasty socketed two handed sword. Into this I'll plug the shiniest Ruby I can muster, build the strength over 3,000 and have average damage on every item I can. The new craftable amulet, armor, braciers and gloves all can start with 200+ strength and 6 variable slots. All I need do is roll IAS and average damage on any of those six slots for the win. As a side spin off, If I happen to actually roll a nice CC/CD item, well I have my 50%/400% SnB barb who would love such items. It's a plan. With IAS on every available slot, a two handed sword is going to be waved around rather quickly. Grandfather or Warmonger are the likely candidates. Grandfather will boost the life very nicely while warmonger has very nice life steal. Skills? well, Im not sure atm. Obviously I have some freedom with my passives as Ruthless is out of the question. Weapon master and Iron skin are sure things and probably animosity. For the overall build, well perma anything is unlikely as I can't use battlerage or overpower. So there is the tried and trusted HotA or Rend/revenge builds. It's going to have to be a low fury build without generating fury on crits. I know the rend/revenge build will work here and the bul kathos trio could work as well. It's not like skills are hard to change. So off I go. Here is the character. Wish me luck and feel free to check her out every now and again and see how im doing. Oh, and if you find any nice tasty str/ias/average damage toys, I promise to pay far more than the merchant will for them!